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Bradford on Film is back - with a very special offer!

We’re celebrating the sights and sounds of Bradford as Pictureville Cinema opens its doors today to welcome audiences back to the big screen once again. And what better way to kick start the programme than with two special presentation screenings of Bradford on Film, with fabulous local footage from every decade selected from, and presented by, the Yorkshire Film Archive.

OUT AND ABOUT

Film ID:
YFA 3385
1974

This is one of several films entitled ‘Out and About’ made by Ken Leckenby.  It features several events in Leeds area during 1974 including the Lord Mayor's Parade, the celebration of the bi-centenary of Bingley Locks, Leeds Caribbean Carnival, the Model Boat World Championship, an air display an

YFA_3855 Out and About (1974)

1985 WORLD SPEEDWAY FINAL AT ODSAL

Film ID:
YFA 980
1985

On 31st August, Odsal Stadium, Bradford hosted the 1985 World Speedway Final to a crowd of 37,000 who saw the regaining world champion, Erik Gundersen from Denmark, retain his title.  This film includes footage of the day's events as well as scenes of the crowd who turned out for the event. 

YFA 980 1985 World Speedway at Odsal (1985)

OUT AND ABOUT

Film ID:
YFA 4390
1978-1979

This is one of several films entitled 'Out and About' made by Ken Leckenby, a member of the Mercury Movie Makers cine club.

YFA_4390 Out and About

Newcastle on Film - now available on DVD!

There’s nowhere on earth quite like Newcastle - and now, thanks to overwhelming demand, you can enjoy the moving story of the city as captured on film over the past 100 years, with our astonishing new DVD revealing ‘Newcastle on Film’.

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Archive Picks

LEEDS GALA 1968

This is a film by Leeds Mercury Movie Maker Alan Sidi that covers many of the events at the Leeds Gala of 1968 in Roundhay Park, including the Queen of Queens Beauty Competition.  The film is accompanied by a commentary provided by Alan Sidi.

The film begins with a poster advertising the...

Film ID: 5752 Year: 1968

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